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Jewishfilm 2006 - Reminder to Boston area Litvaks #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

Boston area Litvaks are reminded of the World Premiere of "The World Was
Ours: The Jewish Legacy of Vilna", which will be shown at Brandeis
University tomorrow, April 30, 2006 at 2 PM. This film was directed by
Mira Jedwabnik Van Doren and is narrated by Mandy Patinkin.

from the Jewishfilm 2006 brochure:
"The rich and exciting history of the Jews of Vilna is chronicled with
wonderful historical material and poignant first-hand accounts of the
vibrancy of Jewish life in this once thriving community. Produced with
careful attention to detail and historical accuracy, this visual record of
the city known as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania" is a fitting tribute to the
60,000 individuals who were murdered during World War II, destroying the
people but not the legacy of their cultural heritage"

The local screening is sponsored by the Boston Center for Jewish Heritage at
The Vilna Shul.

More information can be found at the National Center for Jewish Film website
at www.jewishfilm.org

No phone orders will be accepted tomorrow however, tickets are available at
the door, subject to availability.

Joel Ratner


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Jewishfilm 2006 - Reminder to Boston area Litvaks #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

Boston area Litvaks are reminded of the World Premiere of "The World Was
Ours: The Jewish Legacy of Vilna", which will be shown at Brandeis
University tomorrow, April 30, 2006 at 2 PM. This film was directed by
Mira Jedwabnik Van Doren and is narrated by Mandy Patinkin.

from the Jewishfilm 2006 brochure:
"The rich and exciting history of the Jews of Vilna is chronicled with
wonderful historical material and poignant first-hand accounts of the
vibrancy of Jewish life in this once thriving community. Produced with
careful attention to detail and historical accuracy, this visual record of
the city known as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania" is a fitting tribute to the
60,000 individuals who were murdered during World War II, destroying the
people but not the legacy of their cultural heritage"

The local screening is sponsored by the Boston Center for Jewish Heritage at
The Vilna Shul.

More information can be found at the National Center for Jewish Film website
at www.jewishfilm.org

No phone orders will be accepted tomorrow however, tickets are available at
the door, subject to availability.

Joel Ratner


Anyone seeking information on Dora SCHALL or Nathan POMERANTZ #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

I just received a large envelope of immigration documents >from the Dept. of
Homeland Security's US Citizenship and Immigration Services for a Dora
Schall >from the Bronx, NY, and a Nathan Pomerantz of Springfield, MA.

I had requested documents on family members of the same name but to my great
disappointment, I was sent these incorrect ones instead.

I would be happy to send these documents to family members of proper
parties.

If you are replying privately, you will first need to remove all numbers
from my email address. Otherwise, reply to the group.
Fraida Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anyone seeking information on Dora SCHALL or Nathan POMERANTZ #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

I just received a large envelope of immigration documents >from the Dept. of
Homeland Security's US Citizenship and Immigration Services for a Dora
Schall >from the Bronx, NY, and a Nathan Pomerantz of Springfield, MA.

I had requested documents on family members of the same name but to my great
disappointment, I was sent these incorrect ones instead.

I would be happy to send these documents to family members of proper
parties.

If you are replying privately, you will first need to remove all numbers
from my email address. Otherwise, reply to the group.
Fraida Cohen


Intro - Researching GOD and ZEITLER/SEIDLER #general

Marganit Alverez
 

Greetings!
My ggrandfather Mendel ZEITLER/SEIDLER, a Polish Jew, son of Dawid GOD and
Ruchel ZEITLER (Ruchel's parents were Schmuel Ber ZEITLER and Feige) was
born in 1882 in Kolomea, Galicia. He went to Germany about 1900, then to
United States shortly thereafter via Rotterdam, New York to California. He
may have come with his brother Joseph and a sister. One sister was blind and
stayed behind. Both brothers were tailors. Mendel Changed his name to Max
SIDLER in America. Mendel's son, my gfather was named Victor G. SIDLER.

Any information would be deeply appreciated.

Marganit Alverez
Sacramento, California
marganit@...
jewishgen ID #204275


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Intro - Researching GOD and ZEITLER/SEIDLER #general

Marganit Alverez
 

Greetings!
My ggrandfather Mendel ZEITLER/SEIDLER, a Polish Jew, son of Dawid GOD and
Ruchel ZEITLER (Ruchel's parents were Schmuel Ber ZEITLER and Feige) was
born in 1882 in Kolomea, Galicia. He went to Germany about 1900, then to
United States shortly thereafter via Rotterdam, New York to California. He
may have come with his brother Joseph and a sister. One sister was blind and
stayed behind. Both brothers were tailors. Mendel Changed his name to Max
SIDLER in America. Mendel's son, my gfather was named Victor G. SIDLER.

Any information would be deeply appreciated.

Marganit Alverez
Sacramento, California
marganit@...
jewishgen ID #204275


Adi Shtekel family in Israel #general

dkohanski@...
 

Dear Genners,
Can someone in Israel connect me to Deborah (Winter) and Adi (Avi?)
Shtekel Family? May have a cousinship to discuss.
Thanks,
Dorothy D. Kohanski
Columbia, MD
<dkohanski@...>

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Adi Shtekel family in Israel #general

dkohanski@...
 

Dear Genners,
Can someone in Israel connect me to Deborah (Winter) and Adi (Avi?)
Shtekel Family? May have a cousinship to discuss.
Thanks,
Dorothy D. Kohanski
Columbia, MD
<dkohanski@...>

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Re: Procedures at Ellis Island: Was the newcomer given... #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Steve:

What happened at Ellis Island was usually very simple: each passenger
was checked off against the passenger list on the ship's manifest, and
was examined for disease, etc. If you look at a manifest page or two at
the Ellis Island site, you'll see the big check marks.

The "Ellis Island myth" is often actually true, except for small matters
of who, where, and when. The name on the manifest is the one that was
written down by someone at the port of embarkation, which could have
been in England, Germany, Greece, France, etc. I believe that there
*were* some US immigration/customs officials in some ports at some
times, but there's no easy way to determine the identity, position, or
nationality of the person filling out the manifest.

My grandfather-in-law got off the boat and was checked off as CAMBUS.
(Same with his mother and several siblings.) His family, some of whom
were already in New York, had never used that name, and never used it
afterwards either. The ones already here were CAMPUSes. Back home
they'd been CAMPEANU, so it may well be that they gave their expected
new name (CAMPUS) when embarking; and either it got spelled wrong by the
scribe, whoever he was--or they themselves had it wrong!

No matter what the cause, the name on the manifest never caused them a
moment's trouble--or thought. They probably never saw their names
written on that page. They knew they'd been CAMPEANUs, and were going
to be CAMPUSes, and acted accordingly. When we discovered the manifest
page, CAMBUS was complete news to everyone in the family when we told them.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA

Steve Orlen wrote:


When an immigrant was processed at Ellis Island (in the late 19th-to
early 20th centuries), was that person given a document of any sort with
their name on it? Such as "Chaim Yankl Orlin is hereby..." I part, I'm
thinking of all the wonderful mythic stories about name-changes that
supposedly occurred at Ellis Island, and about the fierceness with which
their descendants defend those stories.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Procedures at Ellis Island: Was the newcomer given... #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Steve:

What happened at Ellis Island was usually very simple: each passenger
was checked off against the passenger list on the ship's manifest, and
was examined for disease, etc. If you look at a manifest page or two at
the Ellis Island site, you'll see the big check marks.

The "Ellis Island myth" is often actually true, except for small matters
of who, where, and when. The name on the manifest is the one that was
written down by someone at the port of embarkation, which could have
been in England, Germany, Greece, France, etc. I believe that there
*were* some US immigration/customs officials in some ports at some
times, but there's no easy way to determine the identity, position, or
nationality of the person filling out the manifest.

My grandfather-in-law got off the boat and was checked off as CAMBUS.
(Same with his mother and several siblings.) His family, some of whom
were already in New York, had never used that name, and never used it
afterwards either. The ones already here were CAMPUSes. Back home
they'd been CAMPEANU, so it may well be that they gave their expected
new name (CAMPUS) when embarking; and either it got spelled wrong by the
scribe, whoever he was--or they themselves had it wrong!

No matter what the cause, the name on the manifest never caused them a
moment's trouble--or thought. They probably never saw their names
written on that page. They knew they'd been CAMPEANUs, and were going
to be CAMPUSes, and acted accordingly. When we discovered the manifest
page, CAMBUS was complete news to everyone in the family when we told them.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA

Steve Orlen wrote:


When an immigrant was processed at Ellis Island (in the late 19th-to
early 20th centuries), was that person given a document of any sort with
their name on it? Such as "Chaim Yankl Orlin is hereby..." I part, I'm
thinking of all the wonderful mythic stories about name-changes that
supposedly occurred at Ellis Island, and about the fierceness with which
their descendants defend those stories.


Re: STERNGLANZ family before 1910 in Brooklyn #general

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

--- Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...> wrote:
Here is a puzzle. I am searching for records prior
to 1910 for the family of
Marcus STERNGLANZ and his wife Fannie.
In the 1880 NY Census they are indexed as Marx and
Fanny Steruglanz. Either the writing is very bad, or
the youngest sister went by another first name.

Shabbat Shalom,
Yehudah ben Shlomo
U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: STERNGLANZ family before 1910 in Brooklyn #general

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

--- Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...> wrote:
Here is a puzzle. I am searching for records prior
to 1910 for the family of
Marcus STERNGLANZ and his wife Fannie.
In the 1880 NY Census they are indexed as Marx and
Fanny Steruglanz. Either the writing is very bad, or
the youngest sister went by another first name.

Shabbat Shalom,
Yehudah ben Shlomo
U.S.A.


One-Step Form for Mount Hebron & Mount Carmel Cemeteries #general

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

Steve Morse has just added a One-Step form for searching the online
databases for Mount Hebron and Mount Carmel Cemeteries. Among other
things, his form lets you get back more than 200 hits (if you search on
the cemetery websites directly, they stop giving hits after 200). It
also gives you more choices in specifying names, and it unifies the two
cemeteries with a single search form.

Steve's form is in the "Births Deaths, and Other Vital Records" section
of his One-Step website at http://stevemorse.org. If you have any
questions about this, please contact Steve directly. His e-mail address
is at the top of the form.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen One-Step Form for Mount Hebron & Mount Carmel Cemeteries #general

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

Steve Morse has just added a One-Step form for searching the online
databases for Mount Hebron and Mount Carmel Cemeteries. Among other
things, his form lets you get back more than 200 hits (if you search on
the cemetery websites directly, they stop giving hits after 200). It
also gives you more choices in specifying names, and it unifies the two
cemeteries with a single search form.

Steve's form is in the "Births Deaths, and Other Vital Records" section
of his One-Step website at http://stevemorse.org. If you have any
questions about this, please contact Steve directly. His e-mail address
is at the top of the form.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ


Descendants of Lionel MINCER #general

Ramayrassoc@...
 

Trying to find out exactly where my gg's came >from in Europe. >from census's
and death certificates it only say Russia/Poland.My grandmother and Lionel's
father were brother and sister. Lionel was born on Sterling Kansas 1900-03 and
came to Chicago in 1926 as a lawyer with Brown,Fox and Blumberg.
He lived at 5442 S Harper. Possibly his children, grandchildren
Or cousins my have knowledge of family history that I don't know.
Thanks
DicK Mayer Highland Park, Illinois U S A


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of Lionel MINCER #general

Ramayrassoc@...
 

Trying to find out exactly where my gg's came >from in Europe. >from census's
and death certificates it only say Russia/Poland.My grandmother and Lionel's
father were brother and sister. Lionel was born on Sterling Kansas 1900-03 and
came to Chicago in 1926 as a lawyer with Brown,Fox and Blumberg.
He lived at 5442 S Harper. Possibly his children, grandchildren
Or cousins my have knowledge of family history that I don't know.
Thanks
DicK Mayer Highland Park, Illinois U S A


Re: KAWALIK; was: are these surnames CHAVATSIK ... . typically #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Stan Goodman" wrote

There is a bona-fide surname KAWALIK/KAWALICK and if
you google it you will find a modern-day Marc KAWALICK
- the name does not appear to be very common.
Interesting that you should say that: KAWALICK is a variant of
KAWAL/KAWALSKI, meaning "SMITH" in Polish; these names are quite common.
Even if KAWALICK is uncommon, one would need to investigate the various
suffixes too, in order to be thorough. Bear in mind too that "C" is
pronounced as "TS" in Polish, which makes me think that the "C" in
"KOWALICK" is probably spurious, unless there was also a final "I".
Actualy, Polish equivalent for blacksmith is KOwalski (not KAwalski), there
are some KOwaliks, KOwalczuks, and KOwalewski.

Kawalik has a different meaning, mostly probably it has its origin >from the
word 'kawal' (a part)
In the distribution of surnames in modern Poland, KAwalik is shown only
twice, KOwalik over 22,000 and KOwalski over 132,000.

As to the suffix "ck" at the end of te surname as e.g. in the film maker
Stanley Kubrick (Jewish origin) or Zelnick - Zielnick, thoese are related to
the alternatives developed after imm9gration (original names were Kubrik or
Zielnik).

BTW, surnames ednded with "ik" are very popular amongst the Ukranian and
Slovak population.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


LEVKOWITZ family aka Howard Brothers Comedy Team family records #yiddish

David Priever
 

Hi Everyone,

Over the last eight years I have absolutely done my homework on this and
have amassed quite a bit of family and career information on the Howard
Brothers (Willie and Eugene), but two records totally elude me and I hope
any fellow YTandVer can give me an idea or help.

As these are general questions for Jewishgeners at large, for now I will
limit myself to the YTandV "population" for their insight.

Birth Certificates of William, Isadore (later known as Eugene), Samuel and
Rachel LEVKOWITZ, sons and daughter of Reverend Leopold and Pauline (nee
GLASS) LEVKOWITZ. Biographies and other documents put the place of birth
for Willie (b. 4/13/1886), Isadore (b.7/7/1881) and Samuel (b. 3/2/1884) and
Rachel (b. 1883) as Neustadt, Silesia, Germany. I long ago identified the
record holding location as Prudnik, Opole, Poland. I was in contact with an
archivist there but lost touch with him as he was asking me for letters in
Polish requesting the information and several other requests I was unable to
fulfill (and this was even before we spoke about costs). YES, if I really
wanted the records I should have gone to all lengths to do these tasks, but
I was hoping for an easier way.

I have searched in the database for JRI-Poland, using the "sounds like"
soundex for locating the surname LEVKOWITZ and of the over 8,000 records, I
could not locate a match.

My last quest is for the passenger list of Willie, Isadore, Samuel and
Rachel. Many biographies "claim" that they arrived when Willie was three
weeks old. I have gone ship by ship and have run dry with ideas. (pun
intended)

Any help, ideas, etc. will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

David J. Priever
email: brooklyn1960@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: KAWALIK; was: are these surnames CHAVATSIK ... . typically #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Stan Goodman" wrote

There is a bona-fide surname KAWALIK/KAWALICK and if
you google it you will find a modern-day Marc KAWALICK
- the name does not appear to be very common.
Interesting that you should say that: KAWALICK is a variant of
KAWAL/KAWALSKI, meaning "SMITH" in Polish; these names are quite common.
Even if KAWALICK is uncommon, one would need to investigate the various
suffixes too, in order to be thorough. Bear in mind too that "C" is
pronounced as "TS" in Polish, which makes me think that the "C" in
"KOWALICK" is probably spurious, unless there was also a final "I".
Actualy, Polish equivalent for blacksmith is KOwalski (not KAwalski), there
are some KOwaliks, KOwalczuks, and KOwalewski.

Kawalik has a different meaning, mostly probably it has its origin >from the
word 'kawal' (a part)
In the distribution of surnames in modern Poland, KAwalik is shown only
twice, KOwalik over 22,000 and KOwalski over 132,000.

As to the suffix "ck" at the end of te surname as e.g. in the film maker
Stanley Kubrick (Jewish origin) or Zelnick - Zielnick, thoese are related to
the alternatives developed after imm9gration (original names were Kubrik or
Zielnik).

BTW, surnames ednded with "ik" are very popular amongst the Ukranian and
Slovak population.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre LEVKOWITZ family aka Howard Brothers Comedy Team family records #yiddish

David Priever
 

Hi Everyone,

Over the last eight years I have absolutely done my homework on this and
have amassed quite a bit of family and career information on the Howard
Brothers (Willie and Eugene), but two records totally elude me and I hope
any fellow YTandVer can give me an idea or help.

As these are general questions for Jewishgeners at large, for now I will
limit myself to the YTandV "population" for their insight.

Birth Certificates of William, Isadore (later known as Eugene), Samuel and
Rachel LEVKOWITZ, sons and daughter of Reverend Leopold and Pauline (nee
GLASS) LEVKOWITZ. Biographies and other documents put the place of birth
for Willie (b. 4/13/1886), Isadore (b.7/7/1881) and Samuel (b. 3/2/1884) and
Rachel (b. 1883) as Neustadt, Silesia, Germany. I long ago identified the
record holding location as Prudnik, Opole, Poland. I was in contact with an
archivist there but lost touch with him as he was asking me for letters in
Polish requesting the information and several other requests I was unable to
fulfill (and this was even before we spoke about costs). YES, if I really
wanted the records I should have gone to all lengths to do these tasks, but
I was hoping for an easier way.

I have searched in the database for JRI-Poland, using the "sounds like"
soundex for locating the surname LEVKOWITZ and of the over 8,000 records, I
could not locate a match.

My last quest is for the passenger list of Willie, Isadore, Samuel and
Rachel. Many biographies "claim" that they arrived when Willie was three
weeks old. I have gone ship by ship and have run dry with ideas. (pun
intended)

Any help, ideas, etc. will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

David J. Priever
email: brooklyn1960@...